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cessation (noun) a stopping.

Stopping something is cessation of it. Cessation of work is stopping work. Workers sometimes strike work to force the management to meet their demands. Then there is a cessation of work, that is, stopping of work. If two warring nations agree to the stopping of fight, they agree to a cessation of fight. If the UN calls upon two nations at fight, to stop fighting, it appeals for a cessation of the fight or a cessation of hostilities. A cease-fire agreement between two nations or two fighting parties results in a cessation of the fight.

  • There have been a number of occasions when the UN appealed for a cessation of fight between Israel and Palestine. However, the war has been suspended for short periods but has not stopped.
  • The cessation of war between two countries may not end the differences between the two countries. It does, however, provide an opportunity for the warring nations to settle disputes peacefully.
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